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Windows 7: Remove C and System reserved from Defrag

31 Aug 2012   #1

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Remove C and System reserved from Defrag

I just recently got an SSD and I was wondering if I could remove the C drive and System Reserved from defrag, but leave my other hard drive in there so I don't accidentally defrag my SSD.


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31 Aug 2012   #2

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SSDs are typically recognized as SSDs by Windows and are NOT part of a standard defragmentation.

But you can certainly confirm your defrag settings to be sure that regular hard drives are defragged and SSDs are not.

Right click the drive, choose properties, then tools, then defragment now. Then "configure schedule". In my case, the SSD is not even listed as a choice under "select disks".
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31 Aug 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
SSDs are typically recognized as SSDs by Windows and are NOT part of a standard defragmentation.

But you can certainly confirm your defrag settings to be sure that regular hard drives are defragged and SSDs are not.

Right click the drive, choose properties, then tools, then defragment now. Then "configure schedule". In my case, the SSD is not even listed as a choice under "select disks".
I go to the defrag and it still shows the c drive and system reserved, which is my SSD. So it still shows it in the defrag. I'll probably use the defrag for my tb drive that I have, but I don't want to accidentally defrag my SSD.
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31 Aug 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post

I go to the defrag and it still shows the c drive and system reserved, which is my SSD.
Post a screen shot of the screen in which the C drive is shown.

Just because it is shown in the screen below doesn't mean it will be defragged.

C is an SSD on my system. It is not defragged and is not part of the defrag schedule.


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31 Aug 2012   #5

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It shows it exactly like that with the system reserved as well. They're both the SSD. I don't want to accidentally click it and hit defrag. I'm a bit of a perfectionist too, so it will annoy me if it shows how much it's fragmented. It will make me want to defrag it. Lol. I'm a bit OCD about it I guess.
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31 Aug 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
it will annoy me if it shows how much it's fragmented. It will make me want to defrag it.
If it annoys you, why would you voluntarily open defrag to take a look?

That's a rhetorical question.

Do you have a similar impulse to delete partitions when you examine them in Disk Management?
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31 Aug 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
it will annoy me if it shows how much it's fragmented. It will make me want to defrag it.
If it annoys you, why would you voluntarily open defrag to take a look?

That's a rhetorical question.

Do you have a similar impulse to delete partitions when you examine them in Disk Management?
Lol, no. I don't open disk management unless I'm making partitions. I open defrag to check how much a disk is fragmented to defrag it. This is my first SSD and I'm not used to seeing something fragmented that I shouldn't defrag. I am a bit curious why you don't have a system reserved though.
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31 Aug 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
I am a bit curious why you don't have a system reserved though.
System Reserved partitions are optional.

I chose not to have one when I installed.
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31 Aug 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
I am a bit curious why you don't have a system reserved though.
System Reserved partitions are optional.

I chose not to have one when I installed.
I've only seen Windows 7 do this, but I was always curious why there was one and if there would be a difference without one.
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31 Aug 2012   #10

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System Reserved contains files--but those files can be placed on C if you prefer. If they are on C, you don't need System Reserved.
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